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Updates from the Capitol

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During legislative sessions, TCTA's top-ranked lobby team is at the Texas Capitol every day, working on behalf of Texas teachers and other classroom professionals. Our lobbyists carefully monitor and testify on legislation that could affect TCTA members and provide daily reports on legislative action. These updates are provided below and compiled and emailed weekly via the TCTA eUpdate newsletter.

Final bill summaries - 2023

Jun 7, 2023

The following are summaries of the education-related bills we followed that passed both the House and Senate and were sent to the governor in 2023.…

Major bill update

May 26, 2023

Update on bills of interest, as of Friday morning, May 26

Bills of concern enter final stages of the process this week

May 17, 2023

Several education bills of concern are headed either to the governor's desk for approval or into House/Senate negotiations.

Voucher bill not voted on in committee, but other major bills advance

May 16, 2023

The House Public Education Committee did not take up SB 8, the voucher proposal heard Monday, but did vote out other major education bills including…

Revised school safety bill removes requirement that every campus have armed security

May 12, 2023

The Senate Education Committee hearing included the school safety legislation and one of the House's teacher bills.

HQIM/lesson plan bill approved by Senate Education Committee

May 8, 2023

HB 1605, the bill on high-quality instructional materials that proposes to make available pre-written lesson plans to districts, passed out of the…

House considers bills on pre-written lesson plans, elective firearms safety course

May 3, 2023

The House approved legislation on high-quality instructional materials, a priority of the Commissioner of Education.

Bills approved by the House or Senate this week

Apr 28, 2023

As noted in other updates, floor action in the House and Senate is ramping up as committees are in their final weeks of hearing their own chambers’…

Some bills that might help

Apr 13, 2023

We are starting to see progress on proposals designed to help ease the burdens on teachers.

House bills on the move include HB 4545 fix

Mar 22, 2023

First education bills approved by House Public Education Committee.